The editors of Hyperion: On the Future of Aesthetics, the online art journal with a global readership of over 20,000 people per year, are proud to announce the inauguration of a new book-publishing venture: Contra Mundum Press.

CMP is dedicated to the value and the indispensable importance of the individual voice.

Through the publication of new texts by distinctive contemporary thinkers from all fields of the life of the mind as well as out-of-print titles from innovators of the past, CMP has been organized to demonstrate that the foundation of thought, and of the freedom and the efficacy of thinking, is not in the mash-up of the mob or the eviscerated diversion of social media but in the personal vision, and in the courage required to create it and to share it.

Devoted primarily to publishing poetry, philosophy, criticism, and essays, as well as select theatre texts and novels, those who still value the book as a physical object will find in all of our volumes the same beauty, excellence, and elegance of design that Hyperion has been noted for.